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Cellphone downloads in Japan for “LOUDSPEAKER”, top 140,000
08 October 2006
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According to Avex, in Japan cellphone downloads for songs from Marty`s "LOUDSPEAKER" album have topped 140,000 and show no signs of slowing down.

The leadoff track from “LOUDSPEAKER”, “Elixir” is the new ending theme for the current season of “Rock Fujiyama”. Other songs from the all instrumental album are receiving heavy TV airplay on several other shows, mainly sports related.

A U.S. release as well as a Korea release for “LOUDSPEAKER” are in the works. Check back here for more info. The European edition came out on 9/15 on Mascot Records.


Marty is slated to play guitar and produce an album featuring the cast of "Rock Fujiyama". There will be tons of surprises...!

Marty`s monthly feature in mainstream magazine, Nikkei Entertainment begins this month!


Marty`s performance with the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra aired on 8/26 on NHK and the reaction has been fantastic. Rebroadcast details in the Japanese section.


In TV news, thanks to consistently high ratings, Marty`s weekly Rock Fujiyama program has been extended 2 more seasons, thru March 2007.

Marty`s special feature in the Japanese edition of Playboy is on newsstands now!

The special first edition of “LOUDSPEAKER” contained one bonus track, a vocal version of “Static Rain”, ending theme of “Rock Fujiyama”. This edition was limited to the first 10,000 copies, which sold out on the first day of release. After those went, the standard version of “LOUDSPEAKER” which has an instrumental version of “Static Rain” was put on sale.


In TV news, Marty filmed 20 weeks worth of his segment for M-On-TV with top model (and now singer) Shoko Nakagawa last week. Broadcast details in the Japanese side of this site.

Marty`s performance with superstars Ayaka Hirahara and Tomomi Kahala on NHK`s “POP JAM” was rebroadcast on July 8th, further rebroadcast info in the Japanese section.

Nippon Television`s “Uta Sta!” which is Japan`s answer to American Idol, features Marty weekly on the judges panel.
 
 

Marty is currently on the cover of Young Guitar in Japan as well as Sound Designer. GO HERE:
http://www.sounddesigner.jp/index06_07.shtml
for a look. 


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